Mac OS X Lion is a powerful and easy to use Operating System that controls and manages the basic and most important function of the computer. Mac OS X Lion provides several new features that enhance the system performance. AutoSave is efficient feature that saves your work as you do it i.e. no need to manually save the applications. Mac OS X Lion offers resume feature that allows you to restart the Mac and it loads whatever documents and application that you were working when you turned off, logged out or restarted the system i.e. no need to set up everything back again.
It also provides Airdrop facility that allows you to view all the users on your network in the Finder screen’s Sidebar and allows to place files in each other’s document folder without enabling file sharing option. Mac OS X Lion stores the files and folders on Mac hard drive using tracks and sectors. Additionally, Mac OS X Lion divides the entire hard drive into logical volumes that can use different file systems like HFS, HFS+ or HFSX file system. The most common way to lose files stored on Mac hard drive is by accidentally deleting it from hard drive. Thus, in order to resotre deleted files you have take the help of some professional Mac OS X deleted file retrieval tool.
The most common scenarios in which you might lose files are as follows:
Disconnecting the power source before shutdown: If you disconnect the power either by abruptly pulling the plug or by removing the battery from MacBook without first switching it off then you may lose files stored on it resulting in data loss
Accidentally emptying files from Trash: Generally, discarded files move to Mac Trash. The files that are moved to Trash reside in Trash until they are manually deleted from it. If you don’t need those files then you can click on “Empty the Trash” option to delete those files from the Trash. But, accidentally deleting the files by emptying the Trash may results in loss of files. Because, once you empty the Trash then you cannot restore those files from Recycle Bin resulting in loss of files
Accidental deletion of files by third party applications: Although, Mac OS X Lion has number of different applications like Mail, Safari, Address Book etc, there are some third party applications available for Mac OS X that further enrich its performance. But, these applications may sometimes delete the files leads to data loss
Once the files are accidentally deleted from Mac hard or the files are lost when you accidentally delete Mac mini volumes, then stop using that drive/volume to avoid permanent loss of files. Because, if you save or copy new files then the new files overwrites the data area leads to permanent data loss. Make use of relevant Mac data recovery tool to recover deleted files from HFS volume on Mac OS X Lion, Leopard, Sonw Leopard and so on. This software has the ability to undelete deleted SD card files on Mac OS X. Mac File Recovery software is reliable Mac data recovery tool that can recover accidentally deleted and also accidentally emptied files from Trash. This software supports file recovery on different types of hard drives like IDE, SCSI and SATA hard drives. FAT16, FAT32, HFS+ and HFSX are the different file systems that are supported by this software. Moreover, this software can restore deleted Mac OS X Time Machine files with utmost ease and safety.
Steps to recover deleted files from Mac OS X Lion
Step 1: Download and install Mac File Recovery software. Launch this software
Step 2: Once the software is launched, main window is displayed with 3 options. Select “Recover Files” option among those 3 options as shown in Figure 1
Figure 1: Select Recover Files Option to recover deleted or lost files
Step 3: Select “Recover Deleted Files” or "Recover Lost Files" option from the next window based on the file loss scenario. Now, select the hard drive from where you want to recover deleted files as shown in Figure 2
Figure 2: Select hard drive from where you want to recover deleted files
Step 4: You can select the specific file type that you want to recover or you can skip this step by clicking on “Skip” button as shown in Figure 3
Figure 3: Select File Types
Step 5: Once recovery process is compleetd, the recovered files will be displayed as shown in Figure 4. Now, view recovered file using “Preview” option.
Figure 4: View recovered files